As a Licensed Massage Therapist, a Sound Healing practitioner, Energy Healing Practitioner and a practitioner of Aikido, Gaia has always honored the importance of flow and harmony within all things and within all systems of the body.
Gaia began her adventure into the realm of bodywork with Reiki in grade 10 and then more in-depth study with the study of the art of Swedish Massage.
She attended the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts and was awarded her massage therapy diploma in 1997. Fresh out of school Gaia opened a successful practice.
Soon Gaia realized that just working the tissue was not enough. She began the search for more tools to gain access to the holistic being, the body and mind. She studied systems including La Stone Therapy, Ayurvedic Massage, Crystal Light Therapy, Integrated Energy Therapy, Ortho-Bionomy, Thai Yoga Massage, Marconic Energy Healing, and even ventured into Equine Massage.
The BIG ‘ah-ha” moment came with the study of SOUND!!! Gaia has had the opportunity to study with Russel Paul, Tom Kenyon and Jonathan Goldman, Chloe Goodchild; which have forever impacted her direction in relationship with sound and the body/mind.
Gaia has since continued her studies in sound with a multitude of tuning fork healing systems, like the study of Fibonacci, and Acutionics. She studied with one of 2 teachers in Canada at the time in crystal bowl sound therapy, Tibetan bowls and the like.
The use of sound therapy has largely contributed to what Gaia had been seeking in regards to addressing the body/mind and Spirit. In her 23 years of experience, she feels that adding sound to treatments creates an opportunity for the release right down to the cellular level. The application of crystal singing bowls, tuning forks, vocal toning, ect… has proven to be successful in assisting most clients in a complete healing experience.
Gaia is dedicated to her own personal growth and evolution by applying the tools she has learned and continues to learn to her daily life and within her relationship growth with her beloved husband Shannon B. Reitan.
One of her personal growth practices and has been for the past 5 years is the study of Aikido. Aikido is a Japanese martial art based in learning how to harmonize with all things. Aikido touches every aspect of her life and through this study, she feels so much gratitude for all that it brings to her in her relationship with all things.
Gaia feels she has grown to be more compassionate, balanced and an effective human in this world. Through this study with her beloved husband and teacher Sensei Reitan, she wishes to share this growth with all that are willing. Aikido has forever changed Gaia’s life. This practice has also increased her ability to work with all energies and relationships that cross her path.
Since Gaia and Shannon have come together we have combined all of teaching experience, and our knowledge into the many offerings and classes that we have created and facilitated for ceremonies and groups. (for class information please visit our classes and workshops page)
Through more training and constant dedication for personal growth and expansion Gaia has opened up and moved into subtler and subtler levels of healing modalities. Since 2012 both Gaia and Shannon have been practicing nada yoga ( yoga of sound) and integrating profound levels healing. This wisdom and knowledge has been accessed though integrations of Higher self and expanded consciousness. They share their spiritual gifts of intuition and sight in different versions of healing treatments, as well as teaching courses and programs that utilize and tools for transformation thereby empowering others to access Source/God and gifts of the Spirit via Higher Self and cosmic origins. They also focus on Divine relationship and specialize in effective Twin Flame and Soul Mate partnerships.
Shannon (Alcyone) began the study of sound and music at the age of eleven. To him the most fascinating aspect of music was feeling the subtle sounds and the frequencies that coexisted within these sounds. Throughout his adulthood he continued his love for music through the study of wind instruments, electronic and stringed instruments. Since being very athletic and having a natural curiosity, Shannon became intrigued with the human body and its relationship to gravity and subtle forces animated it.
In 1980 Shannon discovered an art called Aikido (the way of harmony). It’s a Japanese martial art created to facilitate harmony with mankind and nature..
He continued to train in Aikido and other traditional life giving martial arts, preceding to then open his own dojo ( A sacred place to practice the way ) in 1999. Since the year 2000, Sensei Reitan (as he is known in Aikido circles) has studied and incorporated into his teachings of Aikido and healing practices, brain wave training, energy healing, crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, tuning forks, toning, and working crystal grids. He also practiced and taught Reiki at the master level in 3 different systems. He then began teaching spiritual awakening and awareness classes which were based on finding the connection with source energy within Ones Self. He has continued to facilitate mediation classes and teaching his students how to understand and feel subtle energies in and around the body.
In a quest for more personal development he added yoga to his daily life. In 2011 he attended yoga teacher training and began incorporating and teaching yoga. He felt this offered a more balanced and well-rounded approach to achieving harmony in his teachings. In his approach to healing he feels that by adding sound, light and movement individuals can access healing on all levels and in doing so, physical and emotional clearing can integrate simultaneously.
In 1999 Shannon began teaching a powerful meditation program, a week into the program he began to see what appeared to be the sun in is inner vision, What he saw was a very bright spherical light which maintained its brightness and integrity with eyes open or closed, this light maintained itself for over a year then slowly vanished, he used to joke that he could copy the sun’s frequency and use it for healing, today this feels like a reality as the name Alcyone (central sun) has integrated into Shannon’s energy field. Shannon has also discovered that the numerology of his full name and birth date is a 3393. Alcyone with the same date is also 3393, in short, it fits perfectly and feels quite right.